Eric Emms MD + [parenting]

Broccoli with Minced Garlic

Just like every other parent, I sometimes have a hard time getting my two young daughters to make healthy food choices. But, with some experimentation, I came up with a simple, healthy preparation for broccoli that they absolutely love.

I've actually heard them tell their friends, "My dad's a good cook, he makes the best broccoli!". Needless to say, that is music to my ears. This is my go-to vegetable recipe that, so far at least, has never failed
to disappoint. Give it a try.

Ingredients

3 large broccoli crowns, chopped into large pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon Bragg's Amino Acids, low-sodium or wheat-free soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until it begins to soften. When it starts to turn golden, add broth and bring to boil. Add broccoli, Bragg's Aminos or soy sauce, and stir to ensure that ingredients are mixed. Reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, or until broccoli is tender and bright green. Remove from heat and serve.

Serves 4

*Note: this is not a strictly Paleo recipe due to the Bragg's/soy as soy is a legume. Here is a soy-free/gluten free soy sauce substitute recipe worth trying.